Pacific Jazz Ensemble with Carmen Bradford

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Faye Spanos Concert Hall
3511 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95204

Guest soloist Carmen Bradford joins the Pacific Jazz Ensemble led by Patrick Langham. 

Carmen Bradford has accomplished a great deal in her career. The Altadena, California, native is the daughter of singer Melba Joyce and the innovative trumpeter Bobby Bradford. She attended Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas, before being offered the job of singer with Count Basie. She was with the Count Basie Orchestra from 1982 to 1990 and appeared on a few recordings with the Basie band when it was led by Frank Foster.

Since leaving the Basie band, Bradford has been involved in a wide variety of musical activities. She guested on recordings by George Benson, Dori Caymmi, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra; she toured Europe with the David Murray Big Band (2000); performed the songs of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with flutist James Newton; sang in concerts with the Doc Severinsen Orchestra; and is a vocal jazz professor at USC. In addition, Bradford has recorded a CD apiece for Amazing (1992), Evidence (1995), and a set of duets with pianist Shelly Berg for Azica.

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Conservatory of Music


$10 Adults, $5 Seniors, no charge to Students

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